Category Archives: Election

John Piper: “[God’s glory] is no isolated note in the symphony of redemptive history.”

God’s ultimate commitment is to himself and not to us. And therein lies our security. God loves His glory above all… This is no isolated note in the symphony of redemptive history. It is the ever-recurring motif of the all-sufficient … Continue reading

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Mitch Chase on the roadblock in his heart regarding divine predestination: “I didn’t want an electing God.”

A biblical view of predestination affirms both divine rule and human responsibility. More than anything else the doctrine of predestination asserts God’s sovereign freedom as the Potter who can do whatever he wants with whomever he wants. Years ago when … Continue reading

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Bruce Ware on what topped the Apostle Paul’s praise list: divine election and predestination

Concerning divine election Ware writes: What is often to us a “controversial” and “potentially divisive”  doctrine to be ignored, at best, and repulsed, at worst, was for Paul , most notably, one of the sources for his greatest joy and strength. … Continue reading

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John Frame: “Does God choose us for salvation and then move us to respond, or do we first choose him and thereby motivate him to choose us for salvation?”

Commenting on Ephesians 1:4-6 and 2 Timothy 1:9, Here we learn of God’s choice (election is the theological term) of a people for himself, before the foundation of the world… [Salvation] is therefore ultimately by divine appointment, divine choice (cf. … Continue reading

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